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Liberal SC Lawmaker Seeks Superintendent’s Job

S.C. Rep. Doug Brannon (RINO-Spartanburg) is making fundraising calls to his trial lawyer buddies in the South Carolina Upstate, attempting to build a base of financial support for a statewide political campaign. According to our sources, the fiscal liberal is planning a bid for S.C. Superintendent of Education – whether…

S.C. Rep. Doug Brannon (RINO-Spartanburg) is making fundraising calls to his trial lawyer buddies in the South Carolina Upstate, attempting to build a base of financial support for a statewide political campaign.

According to our sources, the fiscal liberal is planning a bid for S.C. Superintendent of Education – whether incumbent Mick Zais seeks reelection or not.

One of a handful of “Republicans” in the S.C. House who has voted against expanded parental choices for South Carolina parents, Brannon is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Spartanburg, S.C. education establishment – one of the state’s most aggressive anti-free market bastions. In other words he would be a terrible choice for this position – which as we’ve noted in the past ought to be an appointed post, not an elected one.

Whoever wins this post has little power to do anything to fix our state’s chronic academic woes. That authority resides almost exclusively with the S.C. General Assembly and the state’s eighty-five government-run school districts.

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54 comments

Billy K Mulligan July 9, 2013 at 8:39 am

What would be different in policy, had Haley been able to appoint the Supt. of Education? Not much it would appear.

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nitrat July 9, 2013 at 11:09 am

You’ve seen the destruction at and via DHEC and you ask that question?
Not to mention SCDSS. SCDOR, SCDEW, SCDOT and how many other cabinet agencies that started sliding under the totally disinterested Sanford and accelerated under Haley’s incompetence?

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bkmulligan July 9, 2013 at 8:39 am

What would be different in policy, had Haley been able to appoint the Supt. of Education? Not much it would appear.

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nitrat July 9, 2013 at 11:09 am

You’ve seen the destruction at and via DHEC and you ask that question?
Not to mention SCDSS. SCDOR, SCDEW, SCDOT and how many other cabinet agencies that started sliding under the totally disinterested Sanford and accelerated under Haley’s incompetence?

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jimlewisowb July 9, 2013 at 9:28 am

Word is Haley already has a candidate for Superintendent if she gets re-elected and is given the power to appoint

Her third cousin twice removed on her Daddy’s side is currently running a 6 to 12 Kum ‘n Go outside of Bamberg near Little India Crossroads

Given the fact that a fair number of SC Highs School graduates will end up working in such establishments he looks to be a logical choice

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Cuddles July 10, 2013 at 7:41 am

that’s tellin’ em

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jimlewisowb July 9, 2013 at 9:28 am

Word

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Cuddles July 10, 2013 at 7:41 am

that’s tellin’ em

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? July 9, 2013 at 10:09 am

He’s going to have a hard time not returning phone calls and avoiding responsibility when he has an office in a public building. Maybe he should re-think.

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Cuddles July 10, 2013 at 7:40 am

that’s tellin em’

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? July 9, 2013 at 10:09 am

He’s going to have a hard time not returning phone calls and avoiding responsibility when he has an office in a public building. Maybe he should re-think.

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Cuddles July 10, 2013 at 7:40 am

that’s tellin em’

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GrandTango July 9, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Zais’ big problem is he may not be aware of how HATEFUL and Dangerous the education NAZIs are…

These leftwingers have gotten widly rich robbing us and perpetuated liberalism, despite being totally incompetent…

They are not be be soft-handled…

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Dzzz Nuuutttzz July 10, 2013 at 9:10 am

“They are not be be soft-handled”

Thank you.

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GrandTango July 10, 2013 at 9:12 am

What are you talking about, [email protected]$$????

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Baker July 9, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Good for Rep. Brannon. He’s a good guy, and a friend of the state’s children in public schools. Which is what the state super should be.

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Laughing in Landrum July 9, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Coming from a son of a liberal faculty member of Wofford College I am not surprised Doug is your friend. Doug’s only claim to fame is his daddy’s money. Doug should go back to Landrum where he thinks he is somebody.

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Baker July 9, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Oh, now, Laughing. Do you have to be like that?

Anyway, Doug and I aren’t really personal friends. But I respect his support of public education in the face of Spartanburg’s Tea Party scene. And, by the way, he did awfully well against Tea Party guy Joey Millwood and ran unopposed this time around. So maybe his views on education are pretty well received by his constituents.

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Cuddles July 10, 2013 at 7:45 am

THat’s tellin em

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Cuddles July 10, 2013 at 7:45 am

That’s tellin em

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Cuddles July 10, 2013 at 7:44 am

that’s tellin em

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Baker July 9, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Good for Rep. Brannon. He’s a good guy, and a friend of the state’s children in public schools. Which is what the state super should be.

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Laughing in Landrum July 9, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Coming from a son of a liberal faculty member of Wofford College I am not surprised Doug is your friend. Doug’s only claim to fame is his daddy’s money. Doug should go back to Landrum where he thinks he is somebody.

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Baker July 9, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Oh, now, Laughing. Do you have to be like that?

Anyway, Doug and I aren’t really personal friends. But I respect his support of public education in the face of Spartanburg’s Tea Party scene. And, by the way, he did awfully well against Tea Party guy Joey Millwood and ran unopposed this time around. So maybe his views on education are pretty well received by his constituents.

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Cuddles July 10, 2013 at 7:45 am

THat’s tellin em

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Cuddles July 10, 2013 at 7:45 am

That’s tellin em

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Cuddles July 10, 2013 at 7:44 am

that’s tellin em

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Reform education now. July 9, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Brannon is the absolute worse in legislature on education! I’m no big fan of Zais, but I will campaign for him should Brannon run.

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Cuddles July 10, 2013 at 7:39 am

that’s tellin em

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Reform education now. July 9, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Brannon is the absolute worse in legislature on education! I’m no big fan of Zais, but I will campaign for him should Brannon run.

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Cuddles July 10, 2013 at 7:39 am

that’s tellin em

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Hooked on Brannon Phonics July 9, 2013 at 3:10 pm

The job responsibilities of this position aren’t even on par with a drive through order taker at McDonalds:

http://ed.sc.gov/agency/superintendent/documents/SDEStateSuperintendentsduties.pdf

It’s the perfect job for Brannon.

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Hooked on Brannon Phonics July 9, 2013 at 3:10 pm

The job responsibilities of this position aren’t even on par with a drive through order taker at McDonalds:

http://ed.sc.gov/agency/superintendent/documents/SDEStateSuperintendentsduties.pdf

It’s the perfect job for Brannon.

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Doug Brannon SC House 38 July 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Here are the FACTS: Legislative session just ended. I am very frustrated by the fact that we accomplished very close to nothing this session. I am considering a run for State Superintendent but will not make the decision until the Legislative “fog” clears. I have not made a single fundraising call and have not raised a penny for a statewide race. The children of SC and the wonderful teachers of this state deserve a Superintendent that is supportive and truly works to improve education. When I make my decision, I will let you know.

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Curious July 9, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Yeah, I had to upvote because this might actually be Rep. Brannon responding.

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Cuddles July 10, 2013 at 7:43 am

that’s tellin em….

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Kristi Walker July 10, 2013 at 12:10 am

You’re move to try and remove Option 3 in SC has sealed your fate, no matter how much money you try to raise, Doug. You should have thought longer before trying to sneak a bill through that had nothing to do with homeschoolers. You lied and you were caught. You’ll have to face the consequences for that.

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Cuddles July 10, 2013 at 7:42 am

that’s tellin em..

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Cuddles July 10, 2013 at 7:42 am

that’s tellin em!

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Doug's Former Client July 23, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Doug Brannon is unfit to be a Family Court Lawyer, much less a Secretary of Education. I wasted $3,000. True story.

“Yo Doug can I get a few bucks back to pay Guardian Ad Litem and Mediation fees?”

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Doug Brannon SC House 38 July 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Here are the FACTS: Legislative session just ended. I am very frustrated by the fact that we accomplished very close to nothing this session. I am considering a run for State Superintendent but will not make the decision until the Legislative “fog” clears. I have not made a single fundraising call and have not raised a penny for a statewide race. The children of SC and the wonderful teachers of this state deserve a Superintendent that is supportive and truly works to improve education. When I make my decision, I will let you know.

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Curious July 9, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Yeah, I had to upvote because this might actually be Rep. Brannon responding.

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Cuddles July 10, 2013 at 7:43 am

that’s tellin em….

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Kristi Walker July 10, 2013 at 12:10 am

Your move to try and remove Option 3 in SC has sealed your fate, no matter how much money you try to raise, Doug. You should have thought longer before trying to sneak a bill through that had nothing to do with homeschoolers. You lied and you were caught. You’ll have to face the consequences for that.

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Cuddles July 10, 2013 at 7:42 am

that’s tellin em..

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Cuddles July 10, 2013 at 7:42 am

that’s tellin em!

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Doug's Former Client July 23, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Doug Brannon is unfit to be a Family Court Lawyer, much less a Secretary of Education. I wasted $3,000. True story.

“Yo Doug can I get a few bucks back to pay Guardian Ad Litem and Mediation fees?”

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Francine Fishpaw July 10, 2013 at 1:33 am

To quote,Cuddles,’God,I wish I lived in Connecticut!’

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BadLuckLetRetardedPplInnaHouse July 10, 2013 at 7:34 am Reply
Francine Fishpaw July 10, 2013 at 1:33 am

To quote,Cuddles,’God,I wish I lived in Connecticut!’

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BadLuckLetRetardedPplInnaHouse July 10, 2013 at 7:34 am Reply
idiotwind July 10, 2013 at 9:39 am

i wish FITS would stick to rumors and not comment on issues he doesn’t understand. it encourages armchair shitheads all over. that said, Zais has got to go. he is the most useless bowl of bureaucratic turd salad the state has ever seen. he doesn’t even have the energy to be an entertaining fool like Knotts or Fair. he is just absent and that isn’t good for any policy.

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idiotwind July 10, 2013 at 9:39 am

i wish FITS would stick to rumors and not comment on issues he doesn’t understand. it encourages armchair shitheads all over. that said, Zais has got to go. he is the most useless bowl of bureaucratic turd salad the state has ever seen. he doesn’t even have the energy to be an entertaining fool like Knotts or Fair. he is just absent and that isn’t good for any policy.

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